Vietnam court increases jail term to district official for receiving bribes

The country’s highest court on Thursday increased the jail term from 18 to 20 years to a Ho Chi Minh City official for receiving bribes to approve infrastructure projects.

Officials late to act on bomb found near Vietnamese schools
Curious children spent days gathered around a 1.2 meter bomb estimated to weigh hundreds of kilograms in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province after officials unearthed and abandoned it.
Illegal Chinese migrants kill Vietnamese policeman in shooting attack
A group of illegal migrants from China killed two Vietnamese policemen and seriously injured four others in a shooting attack this morning at Bac Phong Sinh Border Gate between Vietnam and China this noon. 
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Vietnam rules out terrorism in Chinese migrant shooting
Authorities in the northern province of Quang Ninh have denied that terrorism was behind a fatal gun battle between border police and illegal Chinese migrants that have left seven people dead Friday.

Vietnamese legislators want to open casinos for locals
A contingent of lawmakers have proposed including provisions that would open casinos to Vietnamese gamblers in a draft decree presented Thursday.
Vietnam Airlines passenger fined for opening emergency exit

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has fined a Vietnam Airlines passenger VND20 million (US$948) for opening an emergency exit while a plane was about to take off.

Technicians suspended in latest Vietnam Airlines’ incident
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has suspended a repair crew that forgot to install a case designed to a brake cooling fan on a Vietnam Airlines plane last month.
Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered national focus on fighting measles as the Health Ministry said Thursday the disease seems to have hit some 8,500 people including many children nationwide.
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